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counterterrorism, and then the u.s. ambassador to china, gary locke, on the relationship between the two countries. >> our first experience was to come in a different way than every other family up here. probably never happen again in history. and it's interesting because after dad was sworn in, we went and took a picture, photo of the family, behind the oval office desk, and that night we didn't get to move into the white house because nixon had left so quickly, so unexpectedly, they left their daughter and son-in-law, david eisenhower, to pack all their clothes and belongings. it literally took seven or eight days. we had to go back to our little house in alexandria, virginia, suburbia, the neighborhood was surrounded by secret service. we had been living there dad was vice president. and i'll never forget. that night mom is cooking dinner. literally, we're sitting around the dinner table, and mom is cooking dinner, and she looked over at my dad and goes, gerry, something is wrong here. you just became president of the united states and i'm still cooking. >> steve ford, linda johnson robb, and j
invited a number of us to go with them to china. it was quite an experience. senator stevens, of course another world war ii veteran, had flown the first cargo plane into what was then the king in 1944 and of course senator inouye was well regarded in china for that service. so the group of senators, there must have been a dozen of us from both parties, got more time with mr. hu and mr. wu the one and two leaders of china than almost the present of the united states would have. we recorded almost every -- because of the presence of senator inouye and senator stevens. they were like brothers. they called one another brothers. they acted that way in private and they served that way in the senate as chairman and vice chairman and chairman and vice chairman of the defense appropriations subcommittee. day, over a number of decades, single-handedly changed our american defense posture and they did it with skill and patriotism and knowledge of our structure that very few could have. several senators have mentioned how bipartisan dan inouye was. he was of the old-school. not a bad school for
on but not that ad that played the whole china card. paul ryan wanted to do an ad earlier on framing the issue in janesville, his hometown, where there was a shuttered gm plant. the romney campaign trying to play catch-up at the end of the campaign and address issues that should have been addressed months ago where romney was on the auto bailout. they never wanted to talk about it because there was a thought that's playing into obama's terrain, let's not go there. >> the most interesting thing that i think has not been reported, if you will, there wasn't a lot of in-fighting in romney world. was there not disagreement? did everybody just buy into the stewart way of doing things? >> stewart was a fairly polarizing figure but comparatively to other campaigns, they did get along pretty well. we found out that ed gillespie at the end of the campaign was trying to do more with hispanics and women and he did run into stewart stevens some. >> but nothing like the tension you normally would expect in a losing campaign. >> not like sort of kerry '04 or certainly mccain '08. nothing like that, no. jonat
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